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Kyle Seeback – Official Candidate Dufferin-Caledon Conservative Party of Canada

Kyle SeebackAre you going to rubber stamp what your elected leader (PM) tells you or will you fight for the riding that elected you?

People seeking election will always say, “I will be your voice in Ottawa.” Then, they go to Ottawa and vote as they are told and do what they are told to do. Look at the recent SNC Lavalin scandal as an example. This is not what I consider to be democracy.

I believe your representative should vote the way YOU want them to.  When I was a Member of Parliament, I voted against my party’s wishes on many occasions when I knew it was how my constituents wanted me to vote. I was part of the “back bench rebellion” when the leaders office took away the right of a conservative Member of Parliament to speak in the House of Commons.

The reason I am running is because I am strong proponent of democratic reform. We must empower Members of Parliament to be able to represent their constituents and not be beholden to party leaders.

What is your definition of a ‘family unit’?

I do not believe it is my place to define what a family unit is. I personally believe in a broad definition of family. But generally, I believe family to be, as defined in US case law, “a group of persons who are connected by blood or by affinity or through generations; a group that consists of parents and their children, a group of persons living together and having a shared commitment to a domestic relationship.”

Do you support the building of the 413, which will undoubtedly require some use of federal funds?

The construction of this highway is exclusively within provincial jurisdiction. That being said, I would consult with my constituents to determine if they want it built. If they do, I will work to obtain federal funding to help pay some of the costs of the highway. If my constituents do not support the building of this highway, I will work with my provincial and municipal counterparts to try to stop it from proceeding.

What is your policy on climate change, and do you support science based research?

We should all be concerned about the kind of planet we will leave to future generations. I absolutely support science-based research. Our Conservative Real Plan to Protect Our Environment is built on three guiding principles:

o Green technology, not taxes.

o A cleaner and greener natural environment.

o Taking the climate change fight global.

The plan is the most comprehensive environmental platform ever put forward by a political party in Canada. Sixty pages and fifty-five specific, realistic, and achievable policy commitments. Details of the plan are available to the public online at Under the Conservative plan, it will not be free to pollute – and unlike the Liberal scheme, there will be no sweetheart deals for anybody. However, rather than simply funneling money to the government as the Liberal plan dictates, emitters who exceed our limits will be required to invest in technology that will lower emissions to help our environment. We can create more jobs in Canada through technological growth while at the same time lowering global emissions.

How do you feel about universal medical care across Canada to lower cost of medication?

“As we are all getting older it’s not just medication prescription drugs that are costly but also medical devices. Every province has their own programs. How do they feel about bringing the price of prescription down to a cost effective way as well as medical devices and make it National.

Example to purchase a push wheelchair in Ontario it costs over 400 dollars depending on need and goes up from there. I know every province prices are different. The cost of medication is also high. Here in Ontario people with diabetes have their equipment covered but in Nova Scotia they don’t. It’s not just for seniors but also those with disabilities. I have both in my home and it’s a struggle. Hope this clarifies”

Health care in Canada is under the jurisdiction of the provinces, each province can decide what is covered and what is not, independent of the other. This is why diabetes equipment is covered in Ontario and not Nova Scotia for example. I do agree that every Canadian should have equal access to health care. The Canada Health Transfer specifically addresses this need. Every province receives funding under the Canada Health Transfer to ensure equal access to health care across the country. hat is why the Federal government sends money to the provinces to help them improve health care through. Andrew Scheer has guaranteed to maintain and increase the Canada Health Transfer (CHT) and the Canada Social Transfer (CST) by at least 3% per year, as is currently mandated in legislation. In 2019-2020, the two transfers are providing $55 billion to provinces and territories. Stable federal funding is important to ensure a quality public health care system in every province.

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